... is Vincent Tracy's trip to hell and back- this is the story of a playboy who became a brilliant success in Fifth Avenue retailing, slipped into a descending spiral of drinking until he was a Bowery bum, found salvation and worked his way back until he became the founder of Tracy Farms, in New York State, where he works to help other alcoholics to rehabilitate themselves. Beth Day, journalist, makes a supreme effort to put across sound information about alcoholism, its causes and treatment, the contribution the family and friends of an alcoholic should make. But somehow it loses its impact because she slips into melodrama and emotionalism, and the result reads more like fiction than fact. For the professional, Tracy's experiences are too watered down to make them valuable as case study material. Some sections will prove potentially valid to a physician as an adjunct to a specific therapy in individual cases rather than a general approach. The appeal falls somewhere between the confession market (I'll Cry Tomorrow) and the ""human interest documentary"" market.